MORE THAN _____ It’s A Heart Thing
BIG IDEA: EVERYTHING BELONGS TO GOD.
Matthew 25:24-29 (NLT)
24 “Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. 25 I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’ 26 “But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, 27 why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ 28 “Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. 29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
THOUGHT 01 – STEWARDSHIP IS TELLING MONEY WHERE TO GO.
THOUGHT 02 – STEWARDSHIP IS A HEART TRANSACTION.
Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
THOUGHT 03 – STEWARDSHIP IS HAVING A PLAN.
1 Corinthians 16:1–2 (NLT)
Now regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia. 2 On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.
Proverbs 22:7 (NLT)
Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.
Matthew 6:24 (NLT)
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
THOUGHT 04 – STEWARDSHIP IS GIVING THE RIGHT PORTIONS AT THE RIGHT TIME.
Leviticus 27:30–33 (NLT)
30 “One tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord and must be set apart to him as holy. 31 If you want to buy back the Lord’s tenth of the grain or fruit, you must pay its value, plus 20 percent. 32 Count off every tenth animal from your herds and flocks and set them apart for the Lord as holy. 33 You may not pick and choose between good and bad animals, and you may not substitute one for another. But if you do exchange one animal for another, then both the original animal and its substitute will be considered holy and cannot be bought back.”
HOW IS STEWARDSHIP GOING FOR YOU?
WHAT STEPS DO YOU NEED TO TAKE TO BE A BETTER STEWARD?
Coming up at Open Life
EASTER IS COMING!
March 25th & 27th
This year we have a Good Friday service at 6:30pm on March 25th to celebrate what Jesus did on the cross for you and me. Then on Sunday we celebrate Easter at Open Life. We are praying to reach so many people with the hope and love of Jesus this year!
Daylight Savings Time
On March 12 you will want to remember to set your clocks one hour ahead. Kids will love it, but seriously…you will not want to miss the 13th as we share a very passionate vision for the future of Open Life.